{Behind the Scenes} Nineteen – Transitioning to Happy

{Behind the Scenes} Nineteen  – Transitioning to Happy

I’ve been feeling pretty crappy about blogging lately. I don’t know what happened. I used to love it, and I’d write; and it was awesome. Lately it feels like a burden, and I’m starting to resent the time I spend with the blog. It’s taking over my making time. I touched on this last week. It’s just been getting worse and worse. I found myself laying in bed today, wondering if I should quit everything. That’s not cool. Something about the pressures I place on myself to do what everyone else is doing… who knows. I want to be able to do it all, but maybe I’m just not in the right place to do that right now. I know lots of creatives that just make. They’re doing awesome. It’s probably because they are just making and not making themselves crazy doing things that make them feel… like they suck or they’re stuck.


Grimeclaw Monster, the Art Doll

Grimeclaw Monster, the Art Doll

I would like to introduce you to this monster, Grimeclaw. He is exactly the kind of monsters I want to be making. He’s full of fangs, and creepy little hands, and tentacles. He can see really well too, because he has three eyes… almost 360 degrees around. He slithers about looking for his next meal, which he gores before swallowing whole. Grimeclaw is a badass little monster. Don’t put your fingers too close. You might lose one.


I Might Have Started Crocheting a Pig Monster Instead of Getting any New Work up This Week. It Happens.

I Might Have Started Crocheting a Pig Monster Instead of Getting any New Work up This Week. It Happens.

Have you ever have a project kind of come alive, and take on a life of its own? It’s pretty awesome. I was like oh I’ll just crochet up this quick little doll and it’ll be adorable and that’ll be that. Yeah okay, Jess. This little pig started off as a sheep idea from a crochet prompt. (The prompt was “FLUFFY.”) It’s something new that I started doing last week on my KBG Patreon. The prompts are one of the perks for supporters. They come with a starter pattern to help get the creative juices moving.


Green Monster’s Arms no Longer Look Like Wieners

Green Monster’s Arms no Longer Look Like Wieners

She is overdue for an update, my Green Monster. I took a break from working on her after I made her arms. They looked awesome… and like wieners. Ahem. This wasn’t the design I was looking for and needed some time to think about what to do about her situation. It took a few weeks, but I think I have come up with a solution. Her one arm no longer looks like a wiener. The other arm is in the works.